AACU News & Notes
posted: June 13, 2019
Recent weeks saw the introduction of two bipartisan bills in Congress that support long-held priorities of the AACU — Mitigating the burden of prior authorization and promoting rational...
posted: June 10, 2019
In an April 30 primary election, North Carolina urologist Greg Murphy, MD, came out on top of a crowded field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for a seat in Congress. Dr...
posted: May 4, 2019
The administrative burden associated with payer relations and benefit management contributes to rising costs and, in many cases, affects patient care.
posted: April 23, 2019
The AACU joined 29 organizations in a letter dated April 23, 2019 to key committees in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning a proposal that would “severely limit patient access to...
posted: April 18, 2019
Throughout the first quarter of this year, the AACU played a key role defeating legislation in several states that proposed limiting access to medical information and treatment options for children...
posted: April 12, 2019
The past month has been an active one for developments in Washington that impact health care, from proposed budget cuts to modernizing the Stark Law and boosting Graduate Medical Education funding.
posted: April 11, 2019
The AACU, through membership in the Alliance for Transparent and Affordable Prescriptions, submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General...
posted: March 14, 2019
On Monday, March 11, the President published his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. The President’s budget — which was written prior to the recent budget deal — would reduce...
posted: March 13, 2019
State lawmakers and federal regulators have taken significant steps in recent months to address conditions that restrict wide-spread integration of telemedicine into daily practice.
posted: March 1, 2019
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) and UROPAC Treasurer Amanda North, MDDr. Amanda North, treasurer of UROPAC, visited Washington D.C. with staff from AACU last week to kick-off initiatives to...